Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is finally here! The anticipation is over. And for those who perhaps haven’t yet had the pleasure of checking out this game, fans now have one more reason to go out and pick up this game whether for themselves or for the gamer in the house. Avenged Sevenfold is featured in the game. The band’s new song, ‘Carry On’ is actually featured in full in the game. And now fans can check out the official crossover video for the song. It actually puts the band into the game.
As I Lay Dying won’t release its new album until September 25th. But to get fans excited for its impending release, the band has officially released the lyric video for the first single off of the album, ‘Cauterize.’
The video shows a moth like insect flying against AILD’s band logo, while the lyrics to the song play overtop. The song comes across as a very personal piece. The band sings on the song’s chorus, “I’m caught between the feeling of being pulled apart, or stuffed into a cell.” There’s obviously some inner conflict in the song. fans can check out the video on the band’s official Youtube channel now at http://www.youtube.comasilaydying.
Former White Tie Affair frontman Chris Wallace has officially debuted the video for the first single off his new upcoming album. The video for ‘Remember When’ is set against the aftermath of a huge house party which was attended both by Wallace and a former love interest of his. Audiences see Wallace sitting on a bench and looking over at his ex-gilfriend as she lays asleep across the lap of another man. He sings, looking at the camera, “I’m sitting with an empty glass and a broken heart\thinking what have I done?” As he sings these lines, audiences see a flashback of how the now former couple’s relationship went bad.
Throughout the course of the video, audiences see the house party go back in time as he sings, “Do You Remember When?” The visuals show all the good times that the couple had. It all eventually leads up to Chris being the one holding his now once more girlfriend’s head resting quietly in his lap.
System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has released the second song from his new upcoming solo release, “Harakiri.” Along with the release of the new song, a lyric video for ‘Cornucopia’ is available via Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSdYq1qxxjE. The video presents the song’s lyrics against a dark, rainy background that mirrors the song’s lyrics. Tankian sings of how man has done such terrible things to the earth in this new song.
Fans can also check out the video and even download the song for free on Tankian’s official website, http://www.serjtankian.com. To download the song, fans can go to http://www.serjtankian.com/freesong. In addition to this, fans can also check out the video for the first single off of “Harakiri”, Figure It Out’, on serjtankian.com.
The Offspring have officially debuted the video for the first single off the band’s new album, “Days Go By”. It debuted a short time ago on the band’s official website, http://www.offspring.com and on http://www.vevo.com. The video follows a group of friends as they drive through the Southern california desert, reminiscing about the past. Mixed in with this footage are shots of the band peforming the song. The video was directed by Lex Halaby, who also directed the video for the band’s 2009 song, ‘Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?”
The Cult has a lot of reason to be very happy today. The band’s new album has debuted at #34 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. That’s only part of the good news for the band. The album has taken off all over the place. It has debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart, #15 on the Rock chart, and #7 on the Indie Albums chart.
The album’s making waves both in Canada and overseas, too. The album debuted at #15 in Canada, and at #20 on the UK’s charts.
The band kicked off its world tour in support of the album May 25th alongside Against Me! and The Icarus Line. The band will perform at the Congress Theatre in Chicago, Illinois tonight before heading back up north to Canada tomorrow and back down to Pittsburgh Sunday night.
Tennessee based rock band 10 Years is prepping its new release, “Minus The Machine.” The album is currently slated to hit stores July 31st via Palehorse Records/ILG (WMG). In celebration, the band has released the first single off the album, ‘Backlash’, online. The single won’t start playing on radio until June 19th. Fans can check it out now before it hits radio at http://www.monsterenergy.com/us/en/bands/10-years:tracks/.
This album is the first for the band on its own independent label, Palehorse Records. Frontman Jesse Hasek explained the band’s decision to release the album independently, saying, “We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries.” He went on to say, “When you feel like you’re being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it. It’s better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect.”
Along with the early debut of the album’s new single, 10 Years will be heading out on tour this Summer in support of the new album. The tour kicks off June 27th in Jefferson, Louisiana. The band will be joined by Fair to Midland and Kyng on most of its dates. It will also be joining a number of other top acts when it performs at this year’s annual Rockfest festival. Among the band’s expected to perform this year are: Godsmack, Halestorm, Five Finger Death Punch, and Hollywood Undead.
The family that plays together stays together. That old adage has proven true for Adelaide, Australia based trio Atlas Genius. The band–brothers Keith, Steven and Michael Jeffrey–will release its debut EP, “Through The Glass”, through Warner Brothers records June 12th. The band’s guitarist/singer Keith Jeffrey said of being signed, “We had begun to think that music was a pipedream and we had all gone back to university to pursue more realistic careers.”
System of a Down frontman Serj tankian’s third solo release, “Harakiri” is currently scheduled to hit stores July 10th. In anticipation of the upcoming release, Tankian has released the video for the first single from the album, ‘Figure It Out.’ Tankian said of the video, “”It’s a comical political song talking about abusive capitalism and the differences created in economic stature and the reaction to it.” He added, “CEOs have gotten away with murder, until now…”
The video shows Tankian and his band performing in front of an image of a stock market monitor, while images of CEO’s flash throughout the video. The CEO’s are the stereotpyical figures, smoking their cigars, drinking champagne, and partying as a banner reading, “Bailout Party” hangs above them.
Fans can check out the video now on Noisecreep, right here:
Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger have officially announced they will be heading out this Summer on a co-headlining tour. The pair will be joined by a number of acts including: Big D, the Kids Table, and Suburban Legends.
The tour kicks off June 16th in Montebello Quebec. The tour will take the bands across the United States. The U.S. leg of the band’s Summer tour ends July 28th in Anaheim, California. fans in North Carolina will get their chance to see the bands perform, as they will be making a stop in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 2nd at the Fillmore. After the U.S. tour, Reel Big Fish and Fishbone will say goodbye to the other bands on their tour, and head across Europe together beginning August 2nd.
Fans of Reel Big Fish will be even happier to know that the band is currently putting the final touches on its eighth full length album, “Candy Coated Fury”, that they hope to have in stores in time for the tour. More information is available online at http://www.reel-big-fish.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ReelBigFish.